Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Update - August 8th, 2007 - Bad Idea Jeans
"He's an ex-freebase addict, trying to turn his life around and he needs a place to stay for a couple of months."
In the café, Roy tells Hayley he thinks giving Becky a job there is a terrible idea, given her past and current reputation. Hayley takes that as a "maybe" and scuttles off to work.
Outside Underworld, Hayley is confronted by her angry workmates who call her "Becky's best mate." Hayley protests, saying it's not her choice who she works with. The girls point out that it's not that she stole, it's that she stole from her mates.
Later at the café, Becky shows up, asking where Hayley is. Roy points out that perhaps this isn't the best environment for Becky, given the esteem in which she is held, and Hayley's co-workers are making things difficult as it is.
Becky arrives on the scene outside Underworld to defend her new friend. They confront her with her past crimes. Becky counters that they got their possessions back and she only stitched up Kelly because she was being a cow (as you do). Of course Kelly was convinced to plead guilty and now has a criminal record but no matter.
Feeling defensive of her, Hayley sticks up for Becky and says everyone needs another chance. For that reason, she's going to start working at the café. Becky is ecstatic. Janice reckons she'll burn the place down. No matter, Kelly says nobody will want to go in that poxy café now anyway.
Later Roy is informed of his new employee but tells Hayley it would be wise in the near future if she is kept away from open flames. Mind you, last week, Roy installed a new burner himself, to save a few pounds so if you want to talk fire hazards...
"I thought about it and even though it's over, I'm gonna tell my wife about the affair."
In the back room at the Rovers, a post-coital Vernon and Liz are having their breakfast to keep Vern's strength up. Bev notes that Liz recognises that she had a good one and knew to hold on to him.
"Good one?!" sputters Steve. "He was chasing Michelle around like a demented Benny Hill!"
At the taxi office, Les counsels that Steve should sling Bev out. Eileen thinks he should sling Vern out. Steve can do neither, because he's afraid of his mum.
Steve heads over to see Ashley and convinces him to take in his would-be mother-in-law. When he tells the news to Bev, she thinks it's because they can't cope with the two kids on their. She arrives at the Peacock's and sets herself to work putting the kids to bed, leaving Claire to angrily demand of Ashley just when she'll be leaving.
Meanwhile, in the Lake District where she has a new job, lives alone, and knows nobody, Shelley Unwin's due date draws ever so much closer.
Liz also reminds Michelle to keep away from her sexy, sexy Vernon. Later, Michelle reminds Vernon to keep his hands to himself.
"Now that I have kids, I feel much safer having a gun in the house."
At the Platt's, Sarah and David start slapping each other over, oh, who cares, really? and Gail calls a time out and walks out the door. Later, she sets the dinner table and then heads, saying she's going to have some creative personal time. At the Rover's Eileen finds Gail and asks who's looking after her kids while she's in parenting classes.
"I let them play hide and seek on the motorway," she replies and the two women share a smirk. Eileen probably doesn't think these classes are such a bad idea after all.
Make. It. Stop.
Jamie is still leaving. Frankie is still kissing him. Danny is still oblivious. I'm still throwing up a little in my mouth.
Posted by John at 10:43 PM